Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Aveeno Active Naturals® Crowdtap Campaign

I really like Aveeno products so I'm pleased to present my review of the Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion: Sheer Hydration and Aveeno Active Naturals Protect and Hydrate Lotion. I received sample sizes of both these products from Crowdtap to try and review.

First up the AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion. This lotion is fragrance free. I'm not sure if that is a bonus or a negative. My little bottle didn't say fragrance free on it, but I guess you can only fit so much writing on the front of a bottle. I won't hold that against this product. The lotion goes on smooth and easily, without leaving a heavy residue behind. I am not a fan of lotion that reminds you have lotion on by feeling weird. Thankfully this is not one of those lotions. The only reminder is that your skin actually feels softer. The active natural ingredient for this product is oatmeal. Yay for oatmeal!

The second product I was given to try is the AVEENO PROTECT + HYDRATE® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30. If you are looking for a sunscreen that leaves you smelling like a tropical island, this is not the lotion for you. This lotion has a pleasant but not over bearing scent. It says it is sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Sorry to say but I can not test that claim. Even mowing the lawn, I am not sweating for 80 minutes. All I can say is this seems to be a nice broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen lotion that helps protect your from the sun's harmful rays while making your skin feel nice.

*I was given these products free to try from Crowdtap with the purpose of using and reviewing them.*

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Q&A a Day by Potter Style

Growing up I didn't usually keep a diary. Not because I didn't feel the need to but because I had sisters. Sisters who would (and had) brought my diary to school and showed other people. I've tried over the years to keep a journal but with no success because when I go back to read what I've wrote it sounds ridiculous to me.

This is why I really like the book I received from Blogging For Books. Q&A a Day by Potter Style is a wonderful little 5 year journal. 365 questions, 5 years.  You answer the same question on the same day for five years so you get to see how your life and thinking has changed. I found the questions in this book simple but thought provoking. Not really the "what is the meaning of life" questions but that's okay because that is not the type of thing I would want to journal about. It contains questions like "What are you sentimental about?" and "Who are you closest to?" It does have a few sillier questions like "How hungry are you right now?" but I think it will be amusing to read the answers later on in life.

The book itself is well made, with golden edged pages and an attractive cover. It is a small book but I find that to be...cute. I think it is a lovely looking book and it will look nice on the shelf. Some have complained that the space inside to write your answers to the questions is too small, but I have small hand writing so it works for me. All in all, I like this little book and can't wait to read my answers in the years to come.

*I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.*